Dixon City Council to consider amendment to disposal agreement – Vacaville Reporter

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As California continues its rollout of legislation to require cities to expand commercial and residential organic waste collection programs, the Dixon City Council will consider amending its franchise agreement between the city and its waste collection provider at Tuesday’s meeting.
According to a staff report by Public Works Director Louren Kotow, the item is in response to Senate Bill 1383, signed into law in 2016 by then-Gov. Jerry Brown to seek reducing greenhouse gas emissions of short-lived climate pollutants through a 75% reduction in disposal of organic waste by 2025. Organic waste is defined as any biodegradable food material that comes from a plant or animal such as bones, eggshells and stems. The law regarding organic waste requirements went into effect Jan. 1.
Since 1996, Dixon has had an exclusive agreement with Dixon Sanitary Services, Inc. — or Recology — for solid waste, recyclables and organic waste collection and disposal, Kotow wrote.
“While the City and Recology have made significant progress towards achieving SB 1383 goals and CalRecycle requirements, amendments to the franchise agreement are necessary for full compliance,” she wrote.
Per SB 1383 requirements, Dixon is expected to enforce, track and report on organic waste diversion goals and expand its organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses or face noncompliance fines of up to $10,000 per day from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
A proposed amendment to the franchise agreement seeks to require Recology to offer organic service collection to all customers and perform route reviews, contamination monitoring, noticing, education and outreach and reporting services as required by the law.
The agreement would be valid for a 10-year term through July 4, 2032 and require adopting a rate adjustment.
In other business, Mayor Steve Bird will present a proclamation designating Aug. 2 as National Night Out, an annual crime prevention event typically observed the first Tuesday in August where residents are encouraged to turn their front lights on and invite their neighbors in for barbecues, block parties and other neighborhood events.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 600 E A St. The meeting can also be viewed online at Cityofdixon.us/MeetingAgendasMinutesVideos.
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